Our Innate Capacity to Heal from Trauma
Animals in the wild seem to rebound from trauma more easily and naturally then we humans seem to do.
This video here under shows how a polar bear goes through traumatic stress and activation of fight, flight and freeze responses. Towards the end of the video you will visibly see how the innate healing capacities are activated, through shaking, and how the polar bear moves out of its traumatic state – making the experience a part of the past rather than a continuation in the present.
This innate healing capacity is also present in us! The trouble seem to be that our thought-feeling process, our neo-cortex, hijacks the natural process of resolving and healing traumatic stress – like the polar bear and animals in the wild do.
A major part of successful trauma work is to address the body and the nervous system to bring these processes to a natural completion. If you want to see changes in your process do get in touch.
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